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Ethereum could be considered a security post-Merge, Whitehouse releases crypto regulatory framework

The biggest news in the cryptoverse for Sept 16 includes the crypto community arguing that ETH could be considered a security post-merge, the Whitehouse releasing a framework for crypto regulation, U.S. banks pausing crypto lending plans amid challenging SEC guidelines, Celsius seeking approval to sell $23M worth of stablecoin assets.

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Debate rages over whether Ethereum should be considered a security post-Merge

SEC chairman Gary Gensler said that cryptocurrencies that allow for staking might be classified as securities based on the Howey test.

With Ethereum’s successful transition to a PoS network, some crypto community members expressed concern that ETH could be considered a security and attract undue regulatory attention.

Others argued that the technological difference between PoW and PoS is not a reason to classify ETH differently.

White House releases inaugural framework for crypto regulation

The long-anticipated framework released today proffered recommendations on issues relating to cryptocurrency regulation, cracking down on crypto fraud, and decoupling the broader economy from future contagion in the crypto market.

The White House also hinted at the feasibility of developing a Digital Dollar to create a more efficient payment system that will bring the financial service industry up to standard.

With the Merge done, it’s all eyes on Cardano’s Vasil upgrade

Cardano’s Input Output (I.O.) published an ecosystem readiness update reiterating that the network is ready for the Vasil hard fork to take place on Sept 22.

The Vasil hard fork will enhance Cardano’s network performance by increasing its throughput and script efficiency and reducing latency in block transmission.

Reuters reports central U.S. banks are pausing crypto lending plans amid challenging SEC guidelines.

According to a recent SEC guideline, crypto assets held in custody by public companies must be accounted for as liabilities.

To this end, central U.S. banks like Bancorp and State Street are slowing done on their crypto custody services due to the need to hold more cash…

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